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ONLINE CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ - JULY 2016


1) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 12 July 2016 released the official ICC men's Team Rankings from Test cricket. Which team is at the top of the ranking?
A) India
B) South Africa
C) Australia
D) New Zealand

2) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 12 July 2016 released the official ICC men's Team Rankings from ODI cricket. Which team is at the top of the ranking?
A) India
B) South Africa
C) Australia
D) Sri Lanka

3) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on 12 July 2016 released the official ICC men's Team Rankings from T20 International cricket. Which team is at the top of the ranking?
A) New Zealand
B) India
C) West Indies
D) Pakistan

4) Who created record for most number of wins (307) in Grand Slam singles matches breaking record of Martina Navratilova? (He also equalled Jimmy Connor record for most number of wins at Wimbledon in the Open Era.)
A) Andy Murray
B) Roger Federer
C) Novak Djokovic
D) Rafael Nadal

5) Who is the current Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?
A) Surin Pitsuwan
B) Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo
C) Ban Ki-moon
D) Jens Stoltenberg

6) At which place 27th NATO summit with the theme / tagline - "NATO in Defence of Peace: 2016 and Beyond" was held recently?
A) Warsaw, Poland
B) Vienna, Austria
C) Brussels, Belgium
D) Dublin, Ireland

7) Who won the Wimbledon women's single title after defeating Germany's Angelique Kerber in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 in the final?
A) Serena Williams
B) Garbine Muguruza
C) Caroline Garcia
D) Elena Vesnina

8) Who won the Wimbledon men's single title after defeating Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 in the final?
A) Roger Federer
B) Andy Murray
C) Novak Djokovic
D) Rafael Nadal

9) Which country won the EURO 2016 football tournament for the first time after defeating France 1-0 in the final?
A) Germany
B) England
C) Portugal
D) Italy

10) Name the French footballer who won the Golden Boot award after scoring 6 goals at the recently concluded EURO 2016 football tournament?
A) Antoine Griezmann
B) Olivier Giroud
C) Dimitri Payet
D) Cristiano Ronaldo

11) Name the Portuguese footballer who according to Forbes' Celeb 100 list is the world's highest earning sportsman with $88 million yearly earnings?
A) Lionel Messi
B) Cristiano Ronaldo
C) Luis Suarez
D) Arjen Robben

12) World Population Day 2016 with the theme "Investing in teenage girls" was observed across the world on?
A) 5 July 2016
B) 11 July 2016
C) 18 July 2016
D) 25 July 2016

13) Who was appointed as the new Human Resource Development Minister replacing Smriti Irani who was shifted to Ministry of Textiles?
A) Prakash Javadekar
B) Nitin Jairam Gadkari
C) Suresh Prabhu
D) Ravi Shankar Prasad

14) Who was appointed as the new Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports replacing Sarbananda Sonowal, the new Chief Minister of Assam?
A) Ramvilas Paswan
B) Dr Harsh Vardhan
C) Vijay Goel
D) Manohar Parrikar

15) The Union Government has approved short-term loans of upto Rs ............ at a subsidised interest rate of 4% per annum in the 2016-17 fiscal if repayments are made on time.
A) Rs 1 lakh
B) Rs 2 lakh
C) Rs 3 lakh
D) Rs 4 lakh

16) Who became the first Indian gymnast to receive 'World Class Gymnast' award by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)?
A) Sanathoi Devi
B) Dipa Karmakar
C) Kshipra Joshi
D) Pooja Surve

17) In which state newly-elected Left Democratic Front government has imposed a 'fat tax' of 14.5% on branded restaurants that sell junk food like burgers, pizzas and pasta?
A) Kerala
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Karnataka
D) Andhra Pradesh

18) Who sworn-in as the 18th Governor of Arunachal Pradesh recently?
A) Padmanabha Acharya
B) Tathagata Roy
C) Ram Nath Kovind
D) Balramji Das Tandon

19) Name the Nuclear Power Project located at Tamil Nadu, the second reactor of which attained criticality on 10th July 2016?
A) Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS)
B) Kaiga Generating Station (KGS)
C) Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS)
D) Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP)

20) Name the first woman captain of the Indian Merchant Navy who became the first woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)?
A) Radhika Menon
B) Sonali Banerjee
C) Sarla Thakral
D) Bhawana Kanth

21) At which place Hemis festival will be held between July 14 and July 15 to honour Lord Padmasambhava, an 8th-century Buddhist master venerated as the 'second Buddha' in some places?
A) Ladakh
B) Manali
C) Nainital
D) Mussoorie

22) Name the Gujarati writer and poet who has been recently conferred the 51st Jnanpith Award by the President Shri Pranab Mukherjee?
A) Bhalchandra Nemade
B) Kedarnath Singh
C) Ravuri Bharadhwaja
D) Raghuveer Chaudhari

23) What is the name of dedicated base for its Special Operation Forces-MARCOS (Marine Commandos) which was recently commissioned in Visakhapatnam by Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba?
A) INS Talwar
B) INS Viraat
C) INS Karna
D) INS Chakra

24) Name the English cricketer who recently surpassed former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar to become the highest run-scorer as an opener in Test Cricket's history? (He overtook Gavaskar's 9607 run record as an opener, during Lord's Test against Pakistan.)
A) Eoin Morgan
B) Alastair Cook
C) Joe Root
D) Ben Stokes

25) Who became the new Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK)?
A) David Cameron
B) Michael Gove
C) Andrea Leadsom
D) Theresa May

26) Name the squash player who won the 73rd National Squash Championship men's title defeating Harinderpal Singh Sandhu in the finals?
A) Saurav Ghosal
B) Ritwik Bhattacharya
C) Siddharth Suchde
D) Cyrus Poncha

27) Name the squash player who won the 73rd National Squash Championship women's title defeating Joshna Chinappa in the finals?
A) Dipika Pallikal
B) Anisa Sayyed
C) Geeta Singh
D) Pinki Pramanik

28) Name the 56 year old hockey legend and former captain of Indian Hockey Team who passed away recently? (He was part of the Indian team that won gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He was awarded Arjuna award in 1981 and Padma Shri in 1986 for his achievements in sports.)
A) Balbir Singh Sr.
B) Udham Singh
C) Mohammad Shahid
D) Dhanraj Pillay

29) According to recent RBI directives to banks, how many pieces of soiled currency notes with a maximum value of Rs 5,000 can be exchanged at banks free of charge?
A) 10
B) 20
C) 30
D) 40

30) What is the name of special train recently launched by Indian Railways for car freight which runs from Gurgaon to Nidvanda?
A) Automobile Express
B) Car Express
C) Four Wheeler Express
D) Auto Express

31) Name the Indian professional boxer and Olympic medallist who became the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight champion after defeating Austrlia's Kerry Hope in New Delhi?
A) Akhil Kumar
B) Vijender Singh
C) Jitender Kumar
D) Shiva Thapa

32) What is the name of 3 indigenously-developed 155 mm artillery guns that has been handed over to the Indian Army for user trial by the Jabalpur based Gun Carriage Factory?
A) Dhanush
B) Nag
C) Vajra
D) Trishul

33) At which place in Uttar Pradesh the Union Cabinet has approved establishment of new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)?
A) Gorakhpur
B) Kanpur
C) Varanasi
D) Lucknow

34) With the inclusion of 3 new Indian sites what is the total number of Indian sites listed in the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites?
A) 25
B) 30
C) 35
D) 40

35) Name the organisation which included Nalanda Mahavihara or old Nalanda University of Bihar, Chandigarh's Capitol Complex and Sikkim's Khangchendzonga National Park in the World Heritage Sites list recently?
A) WHO
B) UNESCO
C) UNWTO
D) WIPO

36) Name the Congress leader who was appointed as the new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh replacing Nabam Tuki? (At the age of 37 he also became the youngest Chief Minister of India.)
A) Pema Khandu
B) Kalikho Pul
C) Jarbom Gamlin
D) Dorjee Khandu

37) What is the name of recently launched autobiography of Sania Mirza?
A) Unbreakable
B) Straight from the Heart
C) The test of my life
D) Ace Against Odds

38) In which place National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered an immediate ban on all diesel vehicles plying for over 10 years?
A) Delhi
B) Mumbai
C) Chennai
D) Kolkata

39) What is the name of National Park of Sikkim which has been designated as India's first "Mixed" site on the UNESCO World Heritage List by fulfilling the criteria under both natural and cultural heritage?
A) Bandipur National Park
B) Khangchendzonga National Park
C) Corbett National Park
D) Dudhwa National Park

40) High Court of which State opened India's first e-court/paperless court (formally known as Integrated Criminal Justice System (ICJS) project) has been inaugurated by Justice Madan B Lokur who heads the Supreme Court's e-Committee?
A) Kerala
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Hyderabad
D) Karnataka

41) According to a Brand Finance report which company topped the India's most valuable brand in 2015-16 with a valuation of $13.7 billion?
A) LIC
B) Bharti Airtel
C) Tata Group
D) SBI

42) Name the 26-year old Indian model and actor who has become the first Asian to win the Mr World title?
A) Prateik Jain
B) Diwaker Pundir
C) Abhijit Sanyal
D) Rohit Khandelwal

43) Name the Spanish made train which has become India's fastest train after clocking a speed of 180 km/hour and covering 84 km in 38 minutes during a trial run on the Mathura-Palwal route? (It broke the record of Gatiman Express which has a highest speed of 160 km/hour.)
A) Maglev
B) Sapsan
C) Eurostar
D) Talgo

44) Who was appointed as the new Chairperson of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for a period of 5 years?
A) Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi
B) Vineet Joshi
C) Dr. Pallam Raju
D) Y S K Seshu Kumar

45) Which ministry was created by the Union Government by bifurcating the erstwhile Ministry of Communications and Information Technology? (This new ministry will deal with matters related to Aadhar, promotion of internet, IT-enabled services and National Informatics Centre (NIC), among others.)
A) Ministry of Science and Information Technology
B) Ministry of Information Technology
C) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
D) Ministry of Electronics

46) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has made it mandatory for applicants to provide their ........... number while applying for any UGC fellowship or scholarship. (From now on UGC will disburse all fellowships and scholarships under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode only.)
A) Aadhar
B) PAN Card
C) Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC)
D) Driving License

47) Name the modern Indian artist (painter) who passed away recently at the age of 94? (He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1981 and was elected a Fellow of the Lalit Kala Academy in 1983.)
A) M F Hussain
B) Syed Haider Raza
C) Mohammed Yusuf Khatri
D) Ram Chandra Shukla

48) Name the Indian batsman who is the only batsman to average 50 plus across all the three international formats, T20, ODI and Test?
A) Shikhar Dhawan
B) Rohit Sharma
C) Suresh Raina
D) Virat Kohli

49) Whom did India defeated by an innings and 92 runs on day 4 of the first Test match to register their biggest Test win outside Asia?
A) Australia
B) South Africa
C) West Indies
D) England

50) With a user base of more than 335 million globally which Indian telecom service provider is currently world's 3rd largest telecom company?
A) Bharti Airtel
B) Vodafone
C) Reliance Communications
D) Idea

51) Name the Indian test team captain who on 22 July 2016 became the first Indian captain to score a double century outside India? (He scored 200 runs against West Indies on day two of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium in North Sound.)
A) Rohit Sharma
B) Virat Kohli
C) M S Dhoni
D) Shikhar Dhawan

52) Name the javelin thrower from India who on 23 July 2016 won gold in the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland? (His 86.48m effort also helped India in bringing its first world record as well as the country's first-ever gold in any World athletics championships.)
A) Anil Singh
B) Rajesh Bind
C) Ravinder Singh Khaira
D) Neeraj Chopra

53) Name the Indian wrestler qualifier for Rio Olympics who failed in dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) recently?
A) Narsingh Yadav
B) Sushil Kumar
C) Amit Kumar
D) Yogeshwar Dutt

54) Name the noted archaeologist who was on 25 July 2016 appointed as Director General of National Museum for three years?
A) Buddha Rashmi Mani
B) Padma Lochan Sahu
C) S Christopher
D) G. S. Reddy

55) The 114-km long ............. to ............ stretch of Southern Railway in Tamil Nadu on 24 July 2016 became India's first Green Rail Corridor. (This corridor ensure zero toilet discharge on rail tracks. Trains in the section are equipped with bio-toilets to ensure zero discharge of human waste on the rail tracks.)
A) Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai
B) Rameswaram, Manamadurai
C) Mumbai, Mangalore
D) Mumbai, Ahmedabad

56) Name the online fashion portal which was acquired by Flipkart Ltd on 26 July 2016 through its unit Myntra in a move to maintain its position as the market leader?
A) Voonik
B) YepMe
C) FashionAndYou
D) Jabong

57) Name the Director General of UIDAI who has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UIDAI?
A) Dr. A B P Pandey
B) Alok Shukla
C) Ajay Bhushan Pandey
D) Ram Roshan

58) Name the violinist from andhra Pradesh who became the first female violinist to be awarded the Sangeetha Kalanidhi Award of the Madras Music Academy for the year 2016?
A) A Kanyakumari
B) Sanjay Subrahmanyan
C) T V Gopalakrishnan
D) Sudha Ragunathan

59) Name the eminent writer and social activist who passes away recently at Kolkata at the age of 90? (She won the Sahitya Akademi award (1979), the Padma Shree (1986), the Jnanpith (1997), the Magsaysay award (1997) and the Deshikottam award in 1999.)
A) Ramdarash Mishra
B) Mahasweta Devi
C) Ramesh Chandra Shah
D) Cyrus Mistry

60) What is the name of Kolkata's football club which on 26 July 2016 announced that the 2016 Bharat Gaurav Award, also known as Pride of India Award, will be conferred on legendary athlete Milkha Singh?
A) East Bengal
B) Mohun Bagan
C) Dempo S.C.
D) Mohemmedan S.C.

61) Name the Indian musician who won Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016 on 26 July 2016 for "ensuring social inclusiveness in culture"?
A) Thodur Madabusi (TM) Krishna
B) Kommaly Chanthavong
C) Anshu Gupta
D) Sanjiv Chaturvedi

62) Name the Indian social activist who won Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016 on 26 July 2016 for "asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity"?
A) Sanjiv Chaturvedi
B) Himanshu Aggarwal
C) Anshu Gupta
D) Bezwada Wilson

63) With which country India recently signed $1 billion deal for procuring four long-range maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, Poseidon-8I?
A) Russia
B) United States
C) France
D) Great Britain

64) At which place the Union Cabinet on 27 July 2016 gave approval for the establishment of a All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)?
A) Kanpur
B) Bhatinda
C) Nagpur
D) Siliguri

65) Which game has become the biggest ever mobile game in the US history by beating Candy Crush with nearly 21 million daily active users?
A) Clash Royale
B) Clash of Clans
C) Words With Friends
D) Pokemon Go

66) What is the name of world's largest amphibious aircraft recently launched by China, which can land on both water and land?
A) ATOL 650
B) AG600
C) Singular Aircraft SA03
D) LISA Akoya

67) Name the American telecommunication company who recently announced the acquisition of Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion?
A) Microsoft
B) Baxalta
C) Verizon
D) Tyco International

68) Name the Nepal's Prime Minister who on 24 July 2016 resigned from his office?
A) Khadga Prasad Oli
B) Sushil Koirala
C) Khil Raj Regmi
D) Baburam Bhattarai

69) The first round-the-world solar powered flight by .................... was completed on 26 July 2016 after the aircraft landed successfully in Abu Dhabi.
A) Solar Impulse 2
B) AirStrato
C) Sky-Sailor
D) NASA Pathfinder

70) On which day World Hepatitis Day was observed across the world with the theme Elimination?
A) 8 July 2016
B) 18 July 2016
C) 22 July 2016
D) 28 July 2016

71) International Tiger Day was observed across the world on? (It was founded in 2010 at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit, with the aim to double the tiger population by 2022.)
A) 2 July 2016
B) 14 July 2016
C) 20 July 2016
D) 29 July 2016